Built in the Baroque style, Church of San Lorenzo housed the Holy Shroud after its arrival from Chambéry. While the exterior is somewhat plain, the interior is richly decorated with marble columns and statues. Staff members at the church are happy to answer your questions, or you can hire a guide for additional details on the site. For Church of San Lorenzo and beyond, use our Turin day trip planner to get the most from your Turin vacation.
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Church of San Lorenzo Reviews
Although I had read on trip advisor that it was very easy to overlook this church I didnt notice it till the last day of our visit to Turin. The view of the royal palace is so impressive its really... more »
I was first time in this museum and I really liked it! Thank you for this wonderful experience, I really liked it! more »
We only found this hidden gem because our bike tour guide pointed out the small blue door in the corner of the square. Apparently the original entrance would have upstaged the palace so the Emperor stopped it from being built. Judging from the interior he was right! We visited several churches during our visit and this was the prettiest. Small in scale and with a stunning ceiling. Our guide said that once a year on the summer equinox light penetrates alcoves to reveal frescoes - you’d need to research this as I haven’t!
I felt a perfect peace there that I did not usually have. The natural light that exists in the octagonal structure with perfect symmetry gives the impression that I couldn't taste anywhere else. I recommend you to visit this place if you visit Turin.
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